Blind Willie McTell Trail
Reception: Nov. 4, 5-7 p.m. at the Business Innovation Group (BIG) (58 E. Main St., Statesboro)
During the reception, guests are invited to park downtown and take a shuttle to the beginning of the trail. Then, enjoy a stroll along the trail to see each sculpture, with the walk ending at BIG.
The Sculpture Walk is an outdoor art exhibition and online silent auction that features a collection of vibrant steel sculptures designed by students in Casey Schachner’s 3D Art & Design Foundations courses.
In this collection of works, students were challenged to use a two-dimensional square piece of steel to create a three-dimensional object. This was achieved by cutting the square into multiple facets that cannot be removed but instead folded and shaped in multiple directions creating a “sculpture in the round.” The students are studying how point, line, plane, and volume all work together to interact with their surroundings. This is further enhanced through the use of surface considerations and, in this case specifically, color.
Each steel sculpture has been powder-coated to help preserve the sculpture for years of enjoyment.
Join us on Nov. 4 from 5-7 p.m. as we kick off the Sculpture Walk at the Business Innovation Group (BIG) in Downtown Statesboro. Place a bid on your favorite piece through a virtual auction, which runs the length of the exhibition ending on Nov. 26 at 6 p.m.
The virtual auction begins on Nov. 4 and will end at 6 p.m. on Nov. 26.
Proceeds from the auction will go to the Betty Foy Sanders Art Student Travel Fund. This fund helps BFSDoArt students travel for various types of educational experiences including class field trips, art study abroad programs, professional conferences, and more.
1. DOWNLOAD HANDBID APP from the AppStore or Play Store.
2. GET STARTED & CREATE AN ACCOUNT
Enter user information and you will be texted a PIN code. You can also select the Login text link to automatically log you in.
3. SEARCH & REGISTER FOR THE AUCTION
Search “Georgia Southern University Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art” in the app and select “Sculpture Walk.” Once registered, you can review your profile. A push notification will come to you when the auction is live and items are published.
Proceeds from the auction will go to the Betty Foy Sanders Art Student Travel Fund to support educational travel opportunities. Payments will be accepted through the HandBid app. Winners will receive a notification when the auction ends. Purchased sculptures may be picked up on Nov. 27 during deinstall or by appointment from Nov. 28-Dec. 2.
Thank you Downtown Statesboro Development Authority for supporting this exhibition!
Last updated: 11/4/2022